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Possible causes of hearing loss


Some motorcyclists still believe the causes of hearing loss are due to how loud the bike sounds, and/or that it affects only the people who do not wear full shell helmets. This is true to a certain degree. Based on several research studies, the major contributor to hearing loss in the motorcycle industry remains the "silent killer" known as "wind noise." Generically termed as the amount of noise turbulence produced around the head while the rider is in motion. Its inherited consequences result in irreversible hearing loss damage over a period of time when adequate hearing protection is not worn.

Custom Motorcyclist’s Plugs are designed primarily for motorcyclists to wear under a helmet to help eliminate wind noise. This low profile plug is made in soft vinyl material and features a hollow canal style for greatest comfort. Call The Hearing Center at Advent for more information.

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